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But beware  —
Not all editors are equal.

You want an editor who is experienced.
Who knows the ropes.
Who can turn your work around fast, with
quality edits and powerful feedback for excellence.

You get that here.
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“WOW. The suggestions and changes you made were great — you’ve exceeded my expectations. I’m very grateful for you input and support and have learned so much just within this short article. Thanks for your encouragement and sharing your vast knowledge. I appreciate you and your efforts.” ~ Kennedy “Chip” Brown (US), November 2016
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Hire me as your editor, and you get…
* The experience of an international editor and writer with 25+ years professional writing
* The skills of a college-level writing professor and writing course/how-to-write curriculum designer of 20+ years
* The expertise of an in-the-know fiction writer with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
* A partner who has been working one-on-one with writers since the 1980s — to make your writing crisp and powerful

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“The one-on-one is great — exactly what I needed to get my book to a new level. Thank you.” ~ Children’s book author, New Jersey (US), May 2015
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You want someone who really knows what they’re doing to edit your book, online article, web text, and marketing pieces — someone who has been doing this for a long time.

(You don’t want to waste time and money on so-called editors without the experience or expertise.)

So it makes sense to get your editing here.
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“Thank you so much. You’re a star. I love your ideas and the way you shape my words. It’s a pleasure to work with you.” ~ Ph.D. business owner designing an international news website (Netherlands), August 2014

“I’m loving working on refining & improving Mosaic Of Grace with my awesome editor Erin Brown Conroy. Learning so much & so excited about this book!”
~ James Prescott, blogger/book author (UK), November 2015

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Editing rates are comparable to the EFA and
Writer’s Digest recommendations.
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Here are specific details, for what you need…

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Book & Manuscript Editing

>> Copy Editing
A copy editor is the last person who touches your work before publication. Copy editing includes checking final pages for grammar, spelling, usage, and style. I look for libel and plagiarism concerns, tighten wordy prose, smooth awkward transitions, and note passages that need additional work for clarity. Copy editing includes cutting jargon, giving suggestions for fresh wording, and making your text fit the required word count. In short, copy editing cleans your work and makes it ready for publication.

Copy Editing Average rate*:
$4 per page (=$1,280 for an 80,000-word manuscript)

>> Line Editing
Both copy editing and line editing mark up your pages for excellence. But line editing goes beyond combing your work for errors. Line editing focuses on your writing style (is this fluid, easy to read, and powerfully connecting with the reader?) and creative content (does your choice of words give the tone and connection that you want?). I include line-by-line suggestions for sentence length and arrangement; suggestions to alleviate confusion and take out narrative digressions; and suggestions for word or phrases that increase understanding and emotional connection to your writing.

Line Editing Average rate*:
2.5 cents per word (=$2,000 for an 80,000-word manuscript)

>> Content Editing
Content editing can also be called developmental editing or substantive editing because it focuses on developing the content of your work.

For fiction writers, content editing is about making sure your plot, characters, and dialogue are consistent; making sure your subplots show up and make sense; that your theme shows up throughout; that your hero’s motivation, needs, and wants are addressed; archetypal characters show up with flair and impact; and your reader is drawn into your hero’s journey organically, in a smooth succession of events.

For nonfiction book writers, content editing is about making sure your message is linear and clear; that your first words draw the reader into the beginning and each chapter in a “must-know” thirst; that your last words leave the reader with a “what now?” moment that challenges thinking and action; and that your internal content has flow and isn’t missing explanations, examples, or descriptions that give your reader an “aha!” that keeps the reader going to the end of your book.

Content Editing Average rate*:
$7.50 per page (=$2,400 for an average-length manuscript)

* Average rate is based on an assessment of the work’s level of completeness. Before we begin and after a free overview of your text, we agree together on a set-rate contracted amount.

How it Works
~ You contact me.
~ I check out your book’s manuscript.
~ I send to you the level of editing that I can provide, depending on the level of completeness of your manuscript.
~ I send a quote.
~ We agree to work together and sign a contract.
~ Payments is made via Paypal, and we begin.

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Articles (Professional & Web/Online)

If your web or online article needs to be edited…
Getting fresh eyes on your work can make your words clear and powerful. But more than that, you’ll get positive, forward-moving responses to your work: people who understand your point, shake their heads “yes” with you, and know how to take the next-step action that you want them to take, after reading your work.

Whether your goal is to help your reader understand your passion
or move your reader to click and buy,
editing makes your work stronger.

Article Editing Rate:
Get up to 5 pages* of Times New Roman 12 pt font, double spaced text editing…
>> One run-through with feedback, $45
>> Two run-throughs with feedback, $50
* For more than 5 pages, contact me for a quote

How it works 
~ You contact me.
~ You and I talk about the details, goals, and deadlines for your article or web/online content.
~ I let you know how fast I can turn your work around.
~ You prepay via PayPal.
~ You send your article in a Word document.
~ I give extensive feedback via Track Changes and internal notes.
~ Your work is returned.

Sounds good? Contact me here:

Feel free to contact me for more info. I’m happy to help.

I look forward to us working together.

Cheers,
Erin

PS.  If you’re not sure exactly what you need, don’t worry.
We can figure that out together when you contact me.

PPS. As of November 2016, I’m open for limited projects.
So contact me now, if you’re interested.
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